I am proud to announce the publication of my newest edition, “Messa a 3” for SSA choir, strings and continuo by Giacomo Puccini “senior”, the great great grandfather of the famous opera composer of the same name, published by Hinshaw Music (HMB260). The work is divided into fifteen movements with a performance duration of ca. 27 minutes. This edition is based upon the autograph score located in the library of Istituto Musicale in Lucca, Italy. In addition to the vocal score, there is also available from the publisher an orchestral score and set of instrumental parts.
The year 2012 will see the 300th birthday of the first of five generations of Puccini family composers, and this new edition would be a wonderful way for treble choirs to celebrate the occasion.
I was moved by several recent ChoralNet posts from teacher/conductors and students requesting ‘favorite’ or appropriate Renaissance repertoire for school and or ensembles.
I wish to strongly urge all to visit <www.italianmadrigal.com>.
Martin Morell has created this beautiful site valuable not just for its rare resources, including free midi and score downloads, but for what is a tutorial in developing a socially and artistically relevant reading and performing group with chamber music sensitivity.
We sometimes aspire to this in our various groups but it pays to consider the social background of the art and original performing practices.
“Gentle Words”, a Shaker song arranged for mixed chorus a cappella by Wayland Rogers has just been released by Alliance Music Publications.
Dear ChoralNet readers,
recently Edition Music Contact has published new choral music for all categories!!!
“Tu es Petrus” (SATB and organ); duration about 04:00 by Vitalini, Alberico (1921-2006)
(Italy) EMC-No. 108963
“Prooemium ad Iephtis Oratorium” (SSAATTB + Orgel (Soprano und Baritone Solo));
duration about 13.20 by Pereira Martínez, Raimundo (*1972) (Venezuela) EMC-No. 108951
“Ave Maria Praeraphaëlita” (SATB); duration about 03:50 by Agostini, Giuseppe (Italy)
“The Flower Song” (SSA); duration about 04:00 by Telfer, Nancy (*1950) (Canada)
“Veni-Sancte-Spiritus” (SSAATTBB); duration about 07:30 by Bembinow, Milosz (*1978) (Poland)
“From all that dwell below the skies” (SATB and organ); duration about 02:30 by Mawby, Colin (*1936)
(Ireland) EMC-No. 108942
“Potong Padi” (SSAA); duration about 04:00 by Kwei, Nelson (*1961) (Singapore) EMC-No. 308970
Visit our homepage and enjoy also amateur video recordings of some of our scores on youtube.
We hope to see you soon!
Edition Music Contact
Your publisher of international choral music
You can find out more about my settings of English translations of some of the texts from op. 103 at
While you’re there, please feel free to take a look at all the other works available at the site!
I am a life-long member of choruses and glee clubs — including nearly 32 years with the University Glee Club of New York City (http://www.ugcofnyc.org). In addition, as a professional concert whistler, I am always happy to see new works being created using a whistler, thereby recognizing the legitimacy of our musical art form. I listened to the lovely recording on her website; but alas, there was no whistler!
Steve “The Whistler” Herbst
Whistling is an idea whose time has returned!